Last seen, Eklavya

Comments to follow shortly. The surprise today, halfway through the less-than-two-hour film, was the batch of extended trailers we had.   Great fun all. First up, Just Married.   Fardeen Khan and Esha Deol getting to know each other on honeymoon.   Looked better than I expected.   Next, Cheeni Kum.   Having just stood […]

Ashoke & Ashima at an Exhibition

(Tabu being interviewed by NDTV’s Sarah Jacob.)   On Thursday night at the Sepia International Gallery in Chelsea, Mira Nair, Tabu and Irfan Khan were in attendance to open a six-week photo exhibition called Namesake/Inspiration. With 45 photographic images of Calcutta, as well as of the U.S. and Japan, the small catalogue for the group […]

U.S. reviews of The Namesake

  NY Times– LA Times  – Entertainment Weekly  –  Variety  – Newsday  – Premiere  – NY Post  –  NY Daily News  –  Fox News  –   SF Chronicle  –  USA Today     The  Namesake has opened today at  these  theaters:   NYC: Angelika Film Center (West Houston & Mercer St.) NYC: Paris Theatre (58th […]

Interview: Mira Nair, pt. 2

  As The Namesake releases in NY and LA today,  here is the second  part of an interview with Mira Nair, conducted the day after the Academy Awards, last week: Q: You mentioned the things you liked, immigrants you see in the book,  what you don’t see in the book.   Can you talk about […]